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Heritage forum debate – rating the candidates

National Trust of Australia (ACT) hosted a public Heritage Election Forum at St John’s church hall in Reid last Thursday. Five ACT election candidates were invited to present for 15 minutes each. This format was different to that used at the Northside Kurrajong forum that was a Q&A with no speeches/presentations. The invited candidates at this heritage forum were Marea […]

Canberra businesses invited to collaborate with public sector

From late October Canberra will host the third Code for Australia Academy, a six week program bringing together public servants and business people to work together on public governance challenges in a supported learning environment....Show More Summary

Canberra southside suburbs top mortgage stress list

Homeowners in Kambah, Tuggeranong, Greenway, Oxley and Wanniassa are at the highest risk of mortgage default in Australia. That’s according to 2015 research by consultancy firm Digital Finance Analytics, which used housing finance data,...Show More Summary

Labor would offer all police video-camera-fitted tasers

A re-elected ACT Labor government would set aside $2.7 million over three years for an expansion of the capital’s existing tasers program to offer stun-guns fitted with video cameras to all police personnel, but would leave the decision about whether to provide the devices to all officers (and if so, when) to ACT Policing. The […]

TUFC Summer Sixes football is on again

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The Tuggeranong United Summer Sixes is Canberra’s longest running six-a-side football competition, and is currently taking registrations for the 2016 season. Social football with mates, off-season fitness and local boasting rights are some of the reasons teams choose to join this after-work community sports league. The Summer Sixes is an ideal way to introduce yourself […]

Ask RiotACT: No swamp for Curtin signs

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. I was at the Curtin shops yesterday and noticed a few signs around with the wording ‘No swamp for Curtin’. I also noticed a few of these signs up on the Cotter Road. Does anyone know what this is about?

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for a gynaecologist

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m looking for recommendations for the best gynaecologist in Canberra as I have several medical issues that will in all likelihood lead to me having a hysterectomy in the near future. Given that a hysterectomy is a significant operation, I want to be confident that the operation doesn’t lead to another set of medical issues (however […]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for a web design company?

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

We are a small accounting firm who is in need of someone to revamp and maintain our company website. Does anyone have any recommendations for an affordable local company or person to assist us?

Ex-allhomes CEO joins board of Asian classifieds group

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The former chief executive who led allhomes to its $50 million acquisition by Fairfax Media, Tim White, has today joined the board of Asia-Pacific media conglomerate Digital Classifieds Group. Digital Classifieds Group (DCG) owns and manages major real estate and classifieds websites across Asia and the South Pacific, including in Cambodia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. […]

Ask RiotACT: Recommendations for artificial grass

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi All. We are intending on getting artificial grass. We have seen some really bad front yards so there are presumably some companies doing very sub-standard work. Can anyone recommend companies they have had good experiences with? Thanks.

Clubs ACT skeptical of Labor’s pre-election sweetener

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Last Saturday night, I picked up my drink at the German Club in Narrabundah and found a coaster emblazoned with anti-Andrew Barr slogans stuck to the bottom of it. With a long-running anti-Labor campaign being waged by the clubs due to reach a crescendo with a protest at the Raiders Club at Kippax this morning, […]

‘Magical flying buses’ pic doing the rounds

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Whatever you think about light rail and the various political parties’ commitments to boosting Canberra’s bus network, you’ll have to smile at this picture doing the social media rounds this morning. Published on the “Vote 1 for Gungahlin” Twitter account, which looks to be an anti-Canberra Liberals campaign platform, the image is in reaction to […]

The science and art of election signs

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Kim Huynh considers whether the staleness and monotony of our signs says something about our politics. So many signs! So many signs! The increased number of candidates in the upcoming ACT election (141 all up!) seems to have made for a far greater number of political signs than ever before. Or it could be that […]

Record field of 141 candidates for ACT election

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A record 141 candidates have nominated as candidates for the October 15 ACT Legislative Assembly election. ACT electoral commissioner Phil Green this afternoon publicly declared the nominations during an Elections ACT event at the Assembly. There are 141 candidates across the five seats. This number is the highest ever for the ACT, and beats the […]

Nine things to do around Canberra this long weekend (23-26 September)

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two long weekends in a row. How lucky are we? There’s plenty on in Canberra to keep you busy over the first three-day weekend, including the Lavazza Italian Film Festival, Government House open day and the Three Sixty Fashion Market. And if you’re a Back to the Future fan, don’t miss the movie marathon at […]

ACT developers face potential GST class action

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Lawyers are investigating a potential class action against ACT property developers after it was discovered that thousands of homebuyers may have been incorrectly charged GST on the purchase price. Litigation funder IMF Bentham and Sydney...Show More Summary

Six ACT sex workers subject to violent attacks: police

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

At least six Canberra sex workers have been the subject of targeted attacks by groups of men, including aggressive sexual assaults and robberies, some at knifepoint, according to ACT Policing. ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team (SACAT) is conducting extensive investigations into a number of reports of violent sexual assaults against female sex […]

ACT election candidate bake-off: Sex Party team

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Of course they cooked a hash cake with a bright pink icing penis on top for our ACT election candidate bake-off: they’re the civil libertarian Australian Sex Party. What was more surprising was that joining lead candidate Steven Bailey in his Kaleen kitchen were two other candidates, sex worker Venus de Siren and their newest […]

73 detonators, explosives, knuckle dusters found in Kambah home

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A trench knife, knuckle dusters, 73 detonators and 1.81kg of commercial explosive were among items seized from a home in Kambah last month, leading to the arrest of a 24-year-old Theodore man who will face court this morning. The man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court in relation to drugs, firearms, ammunition and explosives […]

Bring back Bonfire Night for Canberra’s children

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

My family settled in Yarralumla in 1953. Back in those days, it was a working class suburb with dirt roads and a dairy at the eastern end on the old Molonglo River. People used to exercise their greyhounds around the shops and on the school oval. My ‘gang’ at that time included my brother Col […]

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